Mozilla's iPad web browser, 'Junior' rumored to launch in Q2 of 2013

If you remember back in June of this year, Mozilla pulled back the covers on Junior, its browser for the iPad. Since then, we have not heard much about the browser and more than 6 months later, we are still not able to use the platform on our iPads.

While Mozilla has yet to announce any release dates for the browser, according to a Polish source, Junior will arrive in the first half of 2013, with expectations that we will see it land in Q2.

Beyond the release date, we still do not know much else other than that it will sync with the desktop client of Firefox.

We posted the video above of what Mozilla showed off back in June for the Junior browser as a reminder of what the platform will offer when it does finally arrive on iOS.

We hope that Mozilla will provide guidance soon as to when the browser will be released but until then, the best information we have says to set your expectations for Q2 of 2013.

Source: komputerswiat.pl

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They should focus more on desktop variant and try to launch 64-bit rather than using their resources on stuff like this and Firefox OS.

Even though they are worked on by completely different teams of developers... If they stopped development on Junior, the few developers working on it would be working on other front-end projects. 64-bit development is worked on by RelEng and Core developers.

Nashy said,
How's about focus more time into the desktop version. It's junk now.

How is the desktop version junk? there's plenty of improvements coming in the next version and more down the line.

QFT

Its a crying shame that chrome is also poor - and that is coming from a chrome user. I have 4GB of ram and an intel core2 duo, not the latest config but you'd expect that to run chrome without lag when switching between tabs or closing a window. I currently have 33 tabs open and chrome is using 1.4GB of RAM.

Call me lazy or cheap but why should I be expected to upgrade to a 64-bit OS and buy 8GB+ of RAM to use a web browser these days? or should I give in and buy an iPad?

The browser has some control of memory use, but it also is determined by the website you're visiting, such has how many images are displayed on the page.

With 33 tabs open I would bet that those lags are from paging. With an SSD or even a good fast HDD that would likely disappear or be very reduced.

fpd said,
QFT

Its a crying shame that chrome is also poor - and that is coming from a chrome user. I have 4GB of ram and an intel core2 duo, not the latest config but you'd expect that to run chrome without lag when switching between tabs or closing a window. I currently have 33 tabs open and chrome is using 1.4GB of RAM.

Call me lazy or cheap but why should I be expected to upgrade to a 64-bit OS and buy 8GB+ of RAM to use a web browser these days? or should I give in and buy an iPad?

The browser has some control over memory use, but it also depends on the website you visit, such as how many images are displayed.

With 33 tabs open I would bet that those lags are from paging. With an SSD or even a good fast HDD those should disappear or be greatly reduced.

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